Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mego of the Day: Magnetic Superman

Our Mego spotlight goes to Magnetic Superman, the interchangable figure that borrowed it's concept from the Micronauts. Mego Trivia: The US came close to having these, Mego pitched them hard and even created North American packaging for this figures which sold well in Italy.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Mego of the Day: Captain Zantor

Our Mego of the Day for this fine Monday is Captain Zantor from the UK only Space:1999 series, who was portrayed by esteemed actor Christopher Lee but many have suggested that he looks more like William Shatner. What do you think?

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Mego of the Day: Zorro!

Rounding out "Moustache Week" at the Mego Museum is Spanish Superhero and UK exclusive Mego Zorro!

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mego of the Day: Jean LaFitte

It was a toss up between Jean and the cookie duster and overall Grandpa Walton for today's "Moustache Week" entry. Jean won out, mostly due to him being a pirate and that fact that he defended America in 1812. Making him an "outlaw hero" in the vein of Han Solo.
Plus I may want to do an "old coots" week somewhere down the road and without Grandpa Walton, I'd have to use Uncle Jessie twice.....

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Pages at Mego Like!

New Gallery! Come see the new Gallery for the EMCE Toys Star Trek and Planet of the Apes Lines Jason brings us the neat Fun Rise Police Officer and another box variation for The Adventurer as well.

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MOTD: Captain Dobey

It wouldn't be Moustache Week without TV Super Cop, Captain Dobey. Whose hobbies include leisure suits and yelling at Starsky and Hutch.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mego of the Day: Harry Booth

Sneakly l'il 3" weasel Harry Booth is our Mego of the Day today. Everyone deserves a pocket sized Ernest Borgnine.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Interesting News From October 1973

Dan Edwards sent in this toy news article from 1973 concerning the sales of these new "Dawn Sized" dolls of Superman and Batman. These dolls would continue to sell for the next ten years and are probably the biggest reason that the Megomuseum exists today.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

MOTD: Wyatt Earp

Today's Mego of the Day is American West Good GuyWyatt Earp.
American West is one of the easiest lines to get into, is it part of your collection?

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Mego of the Day: Dinah-Mite

There is no better way to round out the week devoted to some of our favourite 8" ladies than to finish by paying tribute to the original, Mego Dinah-Mite.
Do you collect Dinah? Or do you consider it too close to Barbie? Having trouble finding a Dinah Outfit? Let us know in the Mego Forum.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mego of The Day: Glinda

The Good Witch of the North from the Mego Wizard of Oz line is the spotlight today. A favourite of yours or something that will not grace your collection? Tell us about it at the Mego forum.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mego of the Day: O Mighty Isis

Filmation's TV Superheroine is in the spotlight today, collectors sometimes debate as to whether or not Isis belongs in the WGSH. I frimly believe she does but what's your take?

Discuss at the Mego Forum

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mego of the Day: Lt Uhura

Mego Spotlight today goes to communications officer Lt. Uhura from the Mego Star Trek line. No bridge crew is complete without the sole female figure in the line.

Did you have an Uhura as a kid?

Let us know at the Mego Forum.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Mego of the Day: Daisy Duke

Our Mego of the Day is everybody's favourite cousin, Daisy Duke. While the eight inch figure left a lot to be desired in terms of head proportion and likeness (this is the Mego 12" Wonder Woman head shrunk down) she's still a popular item among collectors.
Or is she? Give us your opinion at the Mego Forum.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mego Scaled Chair Pre Order

Our own Scott Adams is now taking preorders to factory make these cool little items for playsets. They are 5 for $25 would look smashing if you have a display of Mego Star Trek or Superheroes for that matter.

We've only got 20 sets to go before these things become a reality, so if you're interested act fast!

Click Here for more Information!

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Mego of the Day: Captain Koenig

Normally we don't do Mego of the Day on Saturday but seeing as it's September 13th, the day that the Moon blew out of orbit on the series on Space:1999, it seemed kind of fitting.

Are a fan of the Mego/Palitoy Space:1999 figures? What did you think of the reproduction line?

Let us know at the Mego Forum.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Mego of the Day: Doctor Kromedome

Our Friday salute is to the double knit pant suit wearing Bionic Villain, Doctor Kromedome.

Fun Trivia: Mego had previously copyrighted the name Kromedome for a toy robot.

Did you have Dr K as a kid? Are you on the hunt for one? Let us know on the Mego Forum.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mego of the Day: 12" Lex Luthor

Mego of the Day is the completely underrated 12" figure of Lex Luthor, looking like he just stepped out of the legion of doom, it's hard not to be in awe.

Check out our Superman the Movie Gallery

Discuss this figure on the Mego Forum

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mego From the Ashes: Toyfair 1983

While Mego Corporation might have shut their physical doors in 1982, the final chapter in the history of the company was yet to come. PAC Toys was already Mego's domestic Manufacturer and it's president Joe Ruzzi worked with the Mego sales force to retain them and create a new company out of the ashes of Mego.

PAC developed new toy lines based on existing Mego Product which resulted in the "Lords of Light" Toyline.

Two new ventures also came of this, the most famous being "Phoenix Toys" a collaboration of Ruzzi and former Mego President Marty Abrams:

Phoenix promised the same creativity Mego had and it's big lines that year were a girl's doll line called Charlotte Rouse (similiar to Strawberry Shortcake), a series called Shaboom Magic and the Fabulous Felines, which were based on the popularity of the musical "Cats".

(Felines image courtesy of Laurie Halbritter)

Meanwhile, another new company was formed comprising of as Ruzzi put it "The only powers left at Mego" Mike Bauer(Sales), Pat Sirkus and financial whiz Jim Groberg. The new company was to represent PAC and handle sales and R&D for the fledging toy company. It's name was OJEM.

It's announcement was somewhat frank and functional, a far cry from the highpoint of the company's creativity.

Sadly, this second attempt to launch the World's Greatest Toy Company seemed curse as it was beset by legal problems and in June 1984, facing 3 million in debt, PAC Packaging Corp, the parent company filed for bankruptcy protection.

For more information on this period, please read PAC TOYS: A Conversation with Joe Ruzzi.

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Mego of the Day: Plush King Kong

King Kong was a big get for mego in 1977 and that's why he's Mego of the day!

Discuss Kong at the Mego Forum.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Mego of the Day: Dale Arden

Mego of the Day is Dale Arden, part of the wonderful Mego Flash Gordon line of figures.

Is Flash Gordon part of your collection? Is it something you want to pursue? Does the scale put you off, let us know at the Mego Forum.

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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Mego of the Day: Tiger Jack

Mego of the Day is Italian Market exclusive, Tiger Jack from the Tex Willer series. Tiger is the most commen character in the series and usually serves as a gateway for collectors.

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Who is the Adventurer?

He's the latest update at Megolike, other than that, I'm not sure. What is interesting about him though is that he appears to have raided Action Jackson's wardrobe. Check out his new gallery by clicking the pictures.

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Friday, September 05, 2008

MOTD: Jousting Horse

MOTD for Friday is the impossibly rare Jousting Horse from the Super Knights line. A toy I wish I owned, off to check ebay.de......

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

MOTD: Mad Monsters Type 2 Mummy

Mego of the Day is a type 2 version of the Mego "Horrible Mummy", who I don't think is horrible at all. Mummy is obviously, part of the Mego Mad Monsters Series, a fun line to collect IMO....

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

MOTD: Mexican Galen

Mego of the Day for Wednesday is the Mego Galen Figure produced by Cipsa of Mexico, this version is famous for having boots but no pants. It's a very liberal planet, this Planet of the Apes.....

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

MOTD: Tiger Man

Today's Mego of the Day is none other than Draconian Henchman/Buck Rogers punching bag, Tiger Man!
Tiger Man despite his lack of lines, made for one of the more memorable characters in the movie and resulting series....

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Mego of the Day: American Pilot

From the Lion Rock World War 2 Collection comes the first Mego of the Day for September, the American Pilot.

For somebody six inches tall, Mego packed a lot of detail into this guy. Happy Labour Day.

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